Monthly Archives: May 2017

Mad Men episode 106: “Babylon”

Mad Men unveils its first great episode, a noodling hour of mood and texture, notably lacking in plot. Don finds himself in exile from Rachel, and doesn’t find any relief from Midge. Peggy participates in a focus group and makes her … Continue reading

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Mad Men episode 105: “5G”

Don gets a visit from his long lost half-brother, who finally reveals just who Dick Whitman is. Peggy learns more about Don’s lunchtime activities than she wants to know, and reveals more than a good secretary should. Meanwhile, the Sterling Cooper … Continue reading

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Mad Men episode 104: “New Amsterdam”

In only its fourth episode, Mad Men shows that it’s not afraid to devote the bulk of the hour to a character other than Don. While this Pete-centric episode is no “Signal 30,” it’s still an excellent signpost on the … Continue reading

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Mad Men episode 103: “The Marriage of Figaro”

Sterling Cooper has won the Menken’s department store account. The team comes up with a great plan, but lose credibility in Rachel Menken’s eyes when she realizes that no one from the firm has even been to her store, a … Continue reading

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Mad Men episode 102: “Ladies Room”

Don and Betty go out to dinner with Roger and Mona. Don deflects questions about his past both at the dinner, and later at home with Betty. Betty’s shaky hands lead to a low-speed car wreck in a neighbor’s yard, and … Continue reading

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Mad Men episode 101: “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”

I realize that Mad Men pretty much gave birth to online TV recap culture as we know it, and the last thing the world needs is another blogger reviewing the show. However, I’m making posts on each episode at the … Continue reading

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